Spiced Peach & Almond Crumble

Spiced Peach & Almond Crumble

A great way to enjoy fresh local peaches during peach season. Leftovers make an amazing breakfast.



Ingredients / Directions: 

Wash about 10-12 medium ripe peaches - you can use more or less depending on the size (about 1.8 kg or 4lbs). Slice peaches into a bowl using this technique (I don't bother peeling them, and I cut the pieces in half lengthwise to make them bite-sized). Mix in:

  • the juice from 1/2 a lemon or a whole lime
  • 2-4 Tbsp agave syrup, or sugar (depends on how sweet your peaches are)
  • 1 Tbsp starch (I use tapioca starch)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (1 tsp if your peaches aren't that flavourful)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • *1/2 - 1 tsp finely grated citrus peel (*optional - I only add it if my peaches aren't that flavourful)
  • *2 Tbsp finely chopped crystallized ginger (*optional)

To make the crumble topping, combine the following in another bowl. (When using sugar sometimes I mix ingredients in a pot over low just until the sugar is dissolved.):

  • 1 c oats (I use large flake oats, quick oats will work too) (for gluten-free, use gluten-free oats)
  • 1/2 c quinoa flakes or more oats
  • 3/4 - 1 c slivered almonds
  • 1/3 c melted butter or coconut oil (or half and half)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 c brown or blond sugar (or agave syrup, maple syrup, or light honey)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 (325 if using all agave or honey in the crumble topping. Grease a large baking pan, the standard 9"x13" is good (I use a ceramic pan). Spread peach mixture in first, then sprinkle crumble mixture on top. Bake on the lower-middle rack for about 40 minutes - or as long as it takes to become golden brown on top with fruit bubbling out of the corners of the pan.

Enjoy as is, or with fresh whipped cream, vanilla ice-cream, or yogurt.

Leftovers can be stored covered in the fridge, and re-heated - or eaten right out of the pan. ;)


Patty, this looks wonderful.

Patty, this looks wonderful. I love the sound of the different spices you used, particularly the cardamom. Whenever I see it pop up in recipes it reminds me how much I like it but oddly enough, rarely ever use it! Will give it a try!

ps. having a bit of trouble with the captcha - hope it comes through this time!

Thanks Cassie! My good

Thanks Cassie! My good friend Lauren turned me on to cardamom with fruit :)
I just checked out your lovely blog and spotted this inventive cookie recipe (Chocolate Sesame Cookies) sporting one of my favourite savoury spices: cumin. Sweet :)